For more information on how I plan and prepare my preschool storytimes, check out this introduction post. I starred the materials used in the plan; multiple stars indicate use for more than one class.
How to Dress a Dragon by Thelma Lynne Godin*
Hurry Up, Alfie! by Anna Walker*
Maggie and Michael Get Dressed by Denise Fleming*
Naked! by Michael Ian Black
Under My Hood, I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin*
Theme Extension Activities
Featured CD: Anna and the Cupcakes**
Featured Track: “Shoes”
Flannelboard: Froggy Gets Dressed*
Flannelboard: Socks Match-Up**
Letter of the Day: C**
Props: Crown for a Day*
Repeating Extension Activities
- Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree
- Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
- Icky Sticky Bubble Gum
- Movement Cube
How It Went
It was a smaller crowd in today’s storytime because of a day off of school. We tend to be a travel for the long weekend library population. The smaller group let me really get to have one-on-one time with each of the kiddos. Each of them got to assist in a special task today! Our best book was Maggie and Michael Get Dressed — the group just loved the silliness of watching Michael try to dress Maggie. And they were also in stitches over “Froggy Gets Dressed” on the flannelboard.
I had 100% attendance today; it’s such a rare occurrence that I always feel the need to celebrate it! I did an almost completely different storytime for this group. Clothes is such a great theme full of awesome materials. These kiddos really responded to the “Socks Match-Up” game and were jumping off the floor waiting for their turn to match up a sock. I love letting the kids handle flannelboard pieces now that they’re older. Their favorite book was How to Dress a Dragon.